Archives: September 2014

WeChat and LinkedIn Introduce New Integration – Making Business More Social

WeChat is thrilled to announce our new integration with LinkedIn to enhance mobile social networking for our users. As LinkedIn connects business professionals all over the world, WeChat provides a global communications platform to increase and deepen these connections.

 

In the new WeChat 5.4 update for Android, users can now manage their professional identity and relationships on both WeChat and LinkedIn – making it easier to build and sustain professional and social networks.

 

To increase your professional presence on WeChat and LinkedIn, just follow these four simple steps:

 

1. Link Your WeChat and LinkedIn Accounts

Bind your LinkedIn account with your WeChat account to see which of your LinkedIn contacts are also using WeChat. To do this, simply select “Add Contacts,” then “Mobile & Other Contacts.” From there, tap “Add LinkedIn Contacts” to add all your LinkedIn contacts on WeChat and start chatting. Once you do, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with professional connections by dropping a simple sticker, text or creating a group chat with colleagues.

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Top 10 Food Photos on WeChat Moments

Let’s be honest. There’s nothing better than taking a picture of your beautifully plated food and posting it on Moments. It’s fun to share what you’re eating with your friends, just as much as it is to scroll through Moments and check out what your friends are eating for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 

Inspired by our recent WeChow video, we asked our users from all over the world to share with us the food pictures they’ve posted on Moments. In the spirit of hunger and gluttony, we compiled our top food pics into this post for you to gawk and drool over.

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This delicious berry tart looks like it was made with love. Picture shared by Heids.

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Send Stickers and Win a Movie Date Night

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With the temperature dropping, we are giving users an early “ber” month treat. From September 22 to October 6, 2014, the WeChat Philippines team will be giving away 1,500 SM Cinema e-coupon movie tickets worth P200 each in our new “Stick-It-To-Win-It PROMO!”

 

All Philippines users have to do is share their favorite stickers in a WeChat group chat by following these three simple steps:

  • Download the WeChat app for free at wechat.com
  • Send stickers to your friends and loved ones in any group chat with at least three friends during the promo period.
  • Winners will be notified immediately within WeChat with a SM Cinema e-coupon code. Redeem the promo code for movie tickets at any SM Cinema branch nationwide in the Phillippines.

To increase your chances of winning, send more stickers daily and like, share or tag the local WeChat Facebook page.

Plan Your Next Getaway in Style with Shangri-La, Hotel Singapore and WeChat

Planning a luxurious getaway to tropical Singapore? Or travel there frequently for work? Whether for work or play, it’s always more enjoyable when you can travel with style and ease.

 

With the launch of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s WeChat official account, you can do just that.

 

By subscribing to the official account at ShangrilaSG, WeChat users in Asia can keep an eye out for the latest offers from Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, make accommodation and dining reservations, learn more about the hotel’s facilities and even check their reservation status.

 

Traveling in style has never been so easy!

 

And if this amazing luxury hotel WeChat experience wasn’t enough, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has launched a “Share and Win” campaign. By entering, you could be one of three lucky participants to win a one-night stay in the Garden Wing Pool View Room that includes breakfast for two.

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Keeping Up with Cricket on the Go!

For all you cricket lovers in India, South Africa, Australia, England and world over – keeping up to date with your favorite sport just got easier with WeChat.

 

With the launch of the gocricket official account, you can keep tabs on the latest cricket news, scores and rankings no matter where you are.

 

Gocricket provides access to real-time scorecards, game commentary and in-depth coverage and analysis from the wide world of cricket. You can even checkout match snapshots and share them with your fellow cricket lovers on WeChat.

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New York City Couple Uses Only Emojis to Communicate for One Month

Alex Goldmark and his girlfriend, Liza Stark, had the ultimate WeChat experience – using only stickers to communicate for a whole month.  Listen to their New Tech City story and how they used WeChat stickers for the journey. 

Face it, Emoji is here to stay. Texting is visual, and images can enhance how we talk. But, will it also change the content of what we say to each other?

 

In this intimate episode, one couple banishes all written words from text messages for a month to see how it alters their emotional vocabulary. Along the way they are forced to create their own lexicon of imagery — oddly, not terribly unlike ancient Egyptians and Sumerians. Naturally, this 21st century couple hits a few comical communications mishaps as they build a visual language of two.

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GlobalWebIndex: WeChat Popularity Soars to New Heights Worldwide

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WeChat continues to show robust user base growth according to GlobalWebIndex (GWI). GlobalWebIndex, a market research company specializing in online consumer behavior unveils WeChat’s growing active user base increase of over 55% from Q2 2013 to Q2 2014.

 

“We are excited about WeChat’s breakthrough and look forward to witnessing its continued growth globally,” said Brett Petersen, Director of Research and Consulting at GlobalWebIndex.

 

GlobalWebIndex hosts the world’s largest multi-market research study on online consumer behaviors and trends, covering 32 markets and representing 89% of the global internet audience.

 

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WeChat India Offers Free Talk Time in New Friends n Rewards Campaign

We all love our friends and of course rewards. That’s why WeChat has combined the two for our latest Friends n Rewards campaign in India – Now back with a twist.

 

By simply making a video call, sending a voice message or sharing stickers, WeChat India users have an opportunity to earn up to Rs. 150 of free recharge. This is almost double the reward offered in the previous August promotion where users received Rs. 60 for sending stickers to friends.

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New WeChat 5.4 for Android Released

5.4-Android-WeChat-BannerToday, we’re excited to announce the release of – WeChat 5.4 for Android! We’ve added a new bookmarking feature that takes you to the first unread message in any chat with just one tap. And with the new navigation, we’ve included a “Me” tab for you to easily customize your WeChat settings. So what are you waiting for? Get more out of your WeChat experience and upgrade to 5.4 for Android today.

 

Check out all of the new features below:

 

Last Read Message Bookmark: Miss a whole bunch of chat messages? Now you won’t have to worry about being lost in a conversation again. After 10 or more messages, WeChat provides a handy “New Messages” notification.  Simply tap “New Messages” within a chat and you’ll be taken to the start of your new messages to catch up.

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WeChat and Vivienne Tam Announce Winner of International Supermodel Contest

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Meet Taylor McEnery, a 20-year-old aspiring model from Chicago, whose dream is about to become a reality.  She will be walking in renown fashion designer, Vivienne Tam’s show at New York Fashion Week tomorrow as the winner of our Next International Supermodel Contest. The world will see her strut her stuff on the catwalk wearing pieces from the designer’s new Spring 2015 line.

 

“It’s a mix of nerves and excitement but definitely more excitement as I am getting to realize a lifelong dream of walking the runway in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC!” said McEnery. “And to wear Vivienne Tam’s designs is icing on the cake!”

 

This February, WeChat and Vivienne Tam announced the fashion meets technology partnership to connect both designer and fans for an event as exclusive as New York Fashion Week. Fans could chat with Vivienne by following her on WeChat (VTamFashion) and receive an inside look at her design process. Not to mention, the audience of her Fall 2014 show used the app’s group chat feature to discuss the collection as it walked the runway.

 

For the Spring 2015 NYC show, WeChat and Vivienne Tam took the theme of connection to the next level with the Next International Supermodel Contest. Super girls from around the world were invited to download the app and submit their application. Vivienne then selected the top three finalists and opened it up for the community to vote.

 

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Some Things Are Better Left Un-Sent

Ever sent a message and immediately thought “Uh oh”?

 

Yep, we have too. That’s why WeChat created Recall—the feature that allows you to take a sent message and *POOF* make it completely disappear. Here are some of life’s sticky situations that Recall can save you from.

 

Too Many Typos

When you’re typing too fast, hit send and realize your message is a mess—Recall.   WeChat-Message-Recall-Feature-Text

Wrong Contact

For the times you send a message to the wrong person or the wrong group— Recall.   WeChat-Feature-Message-Recall

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